The lawsuit was filed by Oren Kaplan, Gogol Bordello's guitarist, on behalf of both himself and the band's business entity, Gypsy Punks LLC.
"Plaintiff had no prior notice of, and has never approved any of these illicit self dealing acts.".
Gogol Bordello, led by Eugene Hutz (centre playing the Green River music festival, Massachusetts, in July.Trans-Continental Hustle from, gypsy Punks and, super Taranta!Rick Rubin, is one that you really want to love.Hütz is still an endlessly fascinating frontman who deserves all the attention he gets and more, and he knows how to turn any hook into a sweat-drenched, beer-soaked anthem, but inevitably, as it is with many bands, his songs begin to resemble one another.After being evacuated to Western Ukraine in 1986 following the Chernobyl disaster, Hütz became enamored of the mystical, outsider qualities of gypsy music.Guitarist Oren Kaplan accuses singer of "brazenly absconding" with 500,000 of band's money after assuming financial control.Eugene Hütz, the impassioned, gravel- and vodka-voiced singer who has nearly single-handedly - with his playful take on English grammar and intermittent bursts of other languages, penchant for chanting, and endlessly inspiring and exhausting live performances - brought various Gypsy cultures from the fringe.Hütz has ever written.Kaplan also claims the singer created new corporations, separate from the band, and transferred over about 500,000 (330,000) of their cash.But Kaplan does not appear on their new record, Pura Vida Conspiracy, and he is not accompanying them on their current world tour.According to the suit, Kaplan had been playing with.
"Hutz secretly entered into a promotional deal for the group with Coca-Cola without telling plaintiff about it Kaplan wrote.
Madonna, without ever seeming like he was selling out or doing anything that wasn't really, really cool.
Gogol Bordello since 2000, co-writing many songs, and used to help oversee the group's financial affairs.
The situation came to a head last year, when Kaplan left the New York group.
Gogol Bordello, however, is the rambunctious Gypsy punk they're known for, and it's what doesn't quite measure up here.
Rubin for changing nothing but sadly, there's nothing that grabs you and sticks with you the way that "Immigrant Punk "American Wedding "Sally or "Start Wearing Purple" did, and still.
There's plenty good here, that's undeniable, but the album lacks the spark to push it forward and place it at the top).When approached by the Guardian, a spokesperson for Hutz declined to comment on the matter.Gogol Bordello fans demand: rollicking punk and fiddle-fueled verses and rousing, easy to chant choruses."Hutz took approximately half a million dollars from the bank accounts of the Gogol Bordello entities and deposited those funds into the accounts of new companies which are wholly owned by Hutz the suit alleges.He wants personal damages of at least 950,000 (623,000 plus another 950,000 to be paid back to Gypsy Punks.It's not yet clear whether Kaplan has support from any of Gogol Bordello's other band members; the group, which is currently an octet, have yet to issue a statement.Hutz's true reason for encouraging plaintiff to extend his leave of absence was to ensure that plaintiff would not participate in the Coca-Cola promotion, thereby allowing Hutz to keep more of the proceeds from that promotion for himself.".Trans-Continental Hustle, instead, sound more pieced together from previous efforts rather than from new thoughts, and suffer from a lack of distinct identity.There's still plenty of energy and hooky lines and growling, driving verses (one can certainly credit.